Denice and I are in Kentucky right now. Her dad just died. He was in the process of fighting cancer, but had been doing pretty good. We were caught completely off guard when he suddenly met his end via a massive heart attack this Thursday. There was none of the traditional symptoms of a heart attack, or at least none that were recognized. It is a very sad time for us now, but we are thankful that death for him came swiftly and with little suffering.
We make our plans, and we ready ourselves for a future that we don’t even know for sure that we have. Sometimes it is sudden. Some people don’t get a chance to go on the big vacation that they were looking forward to, to put the story of their life on paper, or even to say a simple goodbye to their love ones. Suddenly.
I don’t know if I have the rest of my life to do all the things that I have planned. Hell, I don’t even know with any certainty if I will get to open my eyes again after I shut them when I lay down to sleep tonight. We all feel like we have time. We all feel invincible, but we are not.
If there is anything I will take away from this, it will be to treasure every second I have with my family and friends, and to live life with a sense of urgency. It is a travesty to waste this wonderful gift of life. We should live every day as if it were our last, for we have no way of knowing if it is not. If there is something you want to do… do it! If there is someone who you love… tell them! If there is a change you want to see in the world… then for God’s sake BE IT!